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verb (used with object), sys·tem·a·tized, sys·tem·a·tiz·ing.
  1. to arrange in or according to a system; reduce to a system; make systematic.
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Also systemize; especially British, sys·tem·a·tise.

Origin of systematize

1755–65; < Greek systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ize
Related formssys·tem·a·ti·za·tion, nounsys·tem·a·tiz·er, nounnon·sys·tem·a·tized, adjectiveo·ver·sys·tem·a·tize, verb (used with object), o·ver·sys·tem·a·tized, o·ver·sys·tem·a·tiz·ing.qua·si-sys·tem·a·tized, adjectivere·sys·tem·a·ti·za·tion, nounre·sys·tem·a·tize, verb (used with object), re·sys·tem·a·tized, re·sys·tem·a·tiz·ing.un·sys·tem·a·tized, adjectiveun·sys·tem·a·tiz·ing, adjectivewell-sys·tem·a·tized, adjective

Synonyms for systematize

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Examples from the Web for systematise

Historical Examples of systematise

  • It has not wit enough to systematise its cries or signs, and form them into language.

    The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)

    John Ruskin

  • What was wanted, in the first place, was to systematise the logic adopted by his predecessors.

  • There was this difference, however: it was now attempted to systematise the magical theory of the universe.

  • Was this the young woman who was to sit opposite the fireside five nights a week and systematise Alfred's life?

    Baby Mine

    Margaret Mayo

  • During the period of our tour efforts were being made to systematise these organisations.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott

British Dictionary definitions for systematise


systemize, systematise or systemise

  1. (tr) to arrange in a system
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Derived Formssystematization, systematisation, systemization or systemisation, nounsystematizer, systematiser, systemizer or systemiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for systematise



1760s, from system (Greek stem systemat-) + -ize. Related: Systematized; systematizing.

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